A lot of good things go on behind the scenes which never see the light of day, but there was some heart warming news over the weekend that Alan Shearer had sent a letter to the family of Liam Sweeney, and Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had sent messages of support to the family.
Alan Shearer – a class act
This is what Liam’s father, Barry Sweeney told the Sunday Sun yesterday:
‘When we opened it the letter said among other things “we come from the same sort of family and we support the same team. These words come from the heart”.
‘The letter was signed Alan Shearer.” “Alan Pardew has also sent some nice messages to our family and we’re humbled by all the support we’ve received.”
“I haven’t been able to thank everyone personally because I’ve spoken to so many people. But I want everyone to know how grateful we are.”
“When I go into our local Morrisons where Liam used to work I find myself hugging people who are in tears and not the other way around.”
“He was a really well-liked lad and a loyal Toon fan.” ‘There was a letter addressed to the family that arrived on Friday,’
The killing of John and Liam when their Malaysian jet was shot down by pro-Russian revels with 298 souls on board, has galvanized the north-east.
And we are sure that Newcastle United will create some permanent monument or plaque at St. James’ Park that will serve as a remembrance of the complete dedication of these two fans.
John Alder and Liam Sweeney
And we are also certain that both men will have also sent messages of support to the family of John Alder.
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